Ohio State to share food and agriculture vision

Thursday, March 15, 2018

8 - 9:30 a.m.

Dr. Cathann Kress, vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University, will speak at the Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum, Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018 from 8 – 9:30 a.m. The event is hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation (AIF).

Dr. Kress will discuss: 

  • An update on the college and the strategic planning process
  • Staying focused on the mission
  • Addressing challenges
  • Unique strategic advantages of the college
  • Role of partnerships

Prior to her work at Ohio State, Dr. Kress was vice president for extension and outreach and director of cooperative extension at Iowa State University. She also served as a senior policy analyst of Military Community and Family Policy at the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C., and has taught undergraduate and graduate students at all levels.

Arrive early, as breakfast and informal networking will start at 8 a.m., with the program to follow.

The Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum is an educational networking opportunity to provide information on current issues, trends and programs available to the agricultural community and those who support its advancement.


$10 per person when you RSVP in advance, or $12 per person at the door without RSVP (cash or check) which includes breakfast and networking opportunities. Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance by visiting ciftinnovation.org.

Make checks payable to CIFT.


The AIF is located at 13737 Middleton Pike (St. Rt. 582) in Bowling Green.


State Bank & Trust Co
Bowling Green, OH